Dirks

THE DIRK is a long blade knife, kind of dagger, originally used as a part of the armor of marine officers during the Age of Sail. With the time the dirk became a symbol of the military honor and dignity. Today it is a part of ceremonial officer's uniforms.

Dirk is associated with Scottish military art. As a subtype of a dagger this long thrusting weapon was produced on the territory of Scotland during the seventeenth century and was initially intended for close-in combat. Among naval officers we could also find its variation – a naval dirk, which was used by sea soldiers for fights on board.

THE FATE OF A DIRK AT THE PRESENT TIME

Nowadays Scottish Dirks serve as ceremonial elements of a military uniform. For instance, we may find it as the accessory of Russian and Polish naval army and air forces. Moreover, from Scotland, dirk has gradually shifted to the British army. And we also have a chance to observe this type of weapon during military parades in the United States with the prevalence of locals having Scottish heritage.

The first samples of handmade dirks can be characterized by simple design and a total absence of decorative elements. And only several centuries later we can notice its transformation and the change of its functional status. Art dirks slightly lost the initial fighting purpose and gained its aesthetic and ceremonial designation.

CUSTOM DIRKS IN NOBLIE COLLECTION

Our catalogue of unique dirks is characterized by a limited range of the most exquisite items to order. These dirks represent our “Aristocrat” collection, which means that every piece of it may become a dignified gift to a noble man. Specifications of our collectible dirks for sale are the following:

For the collectors, who specialize in Russian history and its prominent figures, we recommend to pay peculiar attention in our collection to “Peter the Great” and “Admiral”, the first one stands as the engraved dirk with a portrait of famous Russian Emperor Peter I, and the second weapon renders a salute to the Russian Admiral Nakhimov.

Apart from the given specifications, we would like to remind you that every collectible dirk from our catalogue is produced manually with the use of traditional methods of metalwork and decoration. We use the selected materials (specifically, for damascus steel dirks), precious metals, gemstones and rare wood species to meet the highest demands and satisfy the most conversant collectors.

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